Ingleby Arncliffe services
This site is better known as Exelby services, after the owners whose name was displayed prominently around the site.
First 2 hours free for all vehicles, after which HGVs must pay £16 (northbound) and £13 (southbound), or £18 (northbound) and £15 (southbound) to include a £5 shop voucher.
Prices are paid in the shop, and can be paid using GBP, Euros, using fuel cards or SNAP.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
Exelby Services Ltd
DL6 3JT / DL6 3LG
- 📞 Telephone number: 01609 882280 (northbound), 01609 882662 (southbound)
- 🗺 Grid reference: NZ442024
Trivia and History
The northbound service area started with a pub called the 'Waggon & Horses Inn', next to the A19. The road became a dual carriageway in around 1970 with no convenient turn-around point. The pub gained a caravan park in the mid 1970s.
The pub was acquired by Exelby Services, who added Esso fuel facilities in around 1977.
The pub building was heavily modified in 1987 to become the Ingleby Arncliffe branch of Little Chef.
In 1997, the Little Chef received some new competition when Exelby Services built a small café to the west of the Little Chef.
In around 2005, the caravan park closed causing the parking area to shrink. The Little Chef restaurant also closed around the same time and was later demolished in 2012, leaving behind a square patch of grass in the middle of the parking areas with little evidence of what used to be there, other than a few Little Chef-style lampposts.
A southbound "service area with catering facilities" was first planned in 1975, by Exelby Services (using the modernised 'Wagon & Horses' name). The petrol station didn't actually appear until 1985, along with a bungalow called Trenholme Lodge. The forecourt was built in the middle of the old alignment of the A19 and was branded Esso.
The filling station was joined by the Trenholme branch of Little Chef in 1987.
The Trenholme Little Chef closed in around 2005. It went on to become CJK's Restaurant which closed in the early 2010s, then Polly's Diner and then Jan's Café and Takeaway.
Jan's closed for the final time on 10 August 2021, with the owner Jan having worked at the site for 27 years. The inside of the restaurant maintained some of its original Little Chef fittings and furnishings throughout its time as the various independent restaurants including the kitchen layout, tables and chairs.
By the 2000s, the filling stations were branded BP. In March 2014, the filling stations changed to Shell.
In July 2020, the northbound side underwent a major refurbishment. The site reopened on Monday 30 November with a significantly larger forecourt, shop and secure HGV parking area. The shop also included a new Stone Willy's Kitchen.
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